September 9, 2010

Bill Silberg

Bill Silberg is a strategic publishing and communications consultant with 30 years experience in health, medicine, health policy and science, in both the professional and consumer sectors. Prior to starting his consulting business, he spent three years as Vice President for Publishing and Communications at the New York Academy of Sciences, where he oversaw the nation’s oldest continually published scientific serial (the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences), as well as web publishing and public outreach. He came to the Academy after three years at The Commonwealth Fund, an independent, private foundation that studies and supports research on health care policy and social issues. At Commonwealth, where he was Senior Vice President for Communications and Publishing, he oversaw an overhaul of the foundation’s web site, dramatically increasing the Fund’s professional and public visibility. Prior to joining Commonwealth in 2003, Bill was Senior Vice President and Executive Editor at Medscape from WebMD, the online portal for health and medical professionals worldwide. He spent four years at Medscape after a 13-year career in publishing at the American Medical Association, where he served as Science News Editor, Deputy Editor of American Medical News, and Web Editor and Editorial Director for Medical News and New Media at JAMA. Previously, he served as Associate Director for Public Affairs at the University of Chicago Hospitals and, prior to that, spent seven years with United Press International as a reporter, editor and bureau chief in Albany, NY; Detroit; Cleveland and Pittsburgh.